Torchlight Day

Join us on Saturday
September 26th 2020

Torchlight is going to be a bit different this year but there is still loads for you to get involved with. Please join us to keep Torchlight alive!

Throughout the summer we have had loads of workshops to show you creative skills to help you to decorate your homes, make entries for our “Tiny Torchlight” and to  get carnival ready. Although we cant gather on the streets this year, we can all still celebrate within our homes and bubbles, to keep the spirit o carnival alive.

There will be NO procession on Friday 25th September, and NO street party on Saturday 26th. However we do have some Torchlight magic for you. There will be online activities throughout the day, our information stand will be in the Market Place. There will be an amazing convoy of magical creatures for you to spot around Kendal, and of course the online showing of the Tiny Torchlight procession. Read more about it below, don’t miss out!

Live Craft sessions
Throughout the Day

There will be craft sessions throughout the day streaming via facebook for you to watch and help you to decorate tour home and get in the carnival spirit.

Decorate your home
& Celebrate on your doorstep!

Revisit the torchlight workshops to create decorations and make drums, and create a carnival atmosphere. Tag us in any pics #torchlight2020.

Tiny Torchlight

It works a little like our regular torchlight, except in miniature and you can watch from home. There will be dancing and music, floats and flame. Tune in at 7pm on Saturday 26th and join the community of people watching from home.

Host your Tiny Torchlight Party
At home with your bubble

We invite you all to bring the party home! Think Eurovision parties, watching and celebrating. Stay safe, stay home and stay in your bubbles, but enjoy the spirit of Torchlight with a party at home.

Light up Kendal
With Lanterns

Our lantern  kits have been selling throughout the summer and we’ve been asking people to make lanterns to represent home. There will be a lantern display, illuminated for you to visit, from Saturday 26th September to 10th October 2020 in the former Monsoon unit at Elephant Yard. There will be lots of time to view the lanterns so please observe all social distancing guidelines.

Chariot Tour
All around Kendal

The Friday night procession may not be happening, but there will be a convoy of some large sculptures travelling round Kendal for you to see.

Heron Hill 1pm
Castle Estate 1.20pm
Sandylands 2pm
Vicarage Drive 3.30pm
Kirkbarrow 3.50pm
Hallgarth 4.30pm

Think global, act local

Tiny Torchlight
Puppet Parade

Be part of the tiniest torchlight procession ever by making your own miniature float or puppet based on this years theme ‘Think Global, Act Local’.

We have taken collection of some amazing entries and we cant wait to bring you the fantastic Tiny Torchlight procession. Tune in to YouTube at 7pm on the 26th September and watch the procession from home.

Read More

Watch what we created together

Enjoy your own torchlight party

From wherever you are celebrating Torchlight, join us for a packed day of torchlight celebrations!

just remember to keep safe, follow the covid guidelines and enjoy Torchlight. Don’t forget to tag us in any pictures. #torchlight2020